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Old 09-16-2011, 11:14 AM   #16
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No, it's not too late. If you're already in good shape then you can give it a go. liston and marciano were in their twenties when they started to box.
When you say make a career do you mean as a pro using boxing as your primary income, that might be tough, as you could expect it to be a few years before you are making enough to live off
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:21 AM   #18
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No, there are plenty of fighters that didn't take up boxing until their mid 20's.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:23 AM   #19
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No, it's not too late. If you're already in good shape then you can give it a go. liston and marciano were in their twenties when they started to box.
When you say make a career do you mean as a pro using boxing as your primary income, that might be tough, as you could expect it to be a few years before you are making enough to live off
i mean become a decent level pro, decent record not some journey man.

i have a primary source of income, but would dedicate myself to boxing fully with the time i have available.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:24 AM   #20
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hi guys,

i've been a fan of the sport for the last 10 years and consider to be myself a tough cookie to crack.

I'm 5'8 145pounds and have just started boxing about 4 months ago, i want to give it a proper shot...what i'm wondering is, is 24 too old to start from bottom and actually attempt to make a proper carreer out of it?

appreciate your advice.

Carlos

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It depends, what is your goal? What sports have you done? Have you done any boxing training? What is your access to quality trainers, sparring partners, etc.

If your goal is to become a champion and famous, your clock is running out. You are in your physical prime, but your skill set probably won't reach elite levels until 5 years from now and that is if you are dedicated and your body won't be in it's physical prime.

If you are able to pay for better trainers, and I don't mean famous because they don't have time, but people with winning records for amateurs then that would be a good investment. Otherwise you are paying for crap and your skill set won't get very far.

If your goal is to fight because you love it, then go for it. You can have some fights and become a winning professional regardless of where you get, then you have as much time as you'd like to put into it. If just might not be highest paying job and there will be crooked deals you may have to deal with.

I've known folks to get into the game late and do well. I have a friend who got into it at age 30, actually for MMA, but he loved boxing more so he's trying to start a career there. He is 35 now (he looks 2, but he has beaten golden gloves and some of the lower level professionals. I do credit his work ethic, but I credit the boxing coach more because he guided him on solid technique so he never learned crap technique.
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will watch this after work, thanks
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It's a disadvantage but...so what?

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It depends, what is your goal? What sports have you done? Have you done any boxing training? What is your access to quality trainers, sparring partners, etc.

If your goal is to become a champion and famous, your clock is running out. You are in your physical prime, but your skill set probably won't reach elite levels until 5 years from now and that is if you are dedicated and your body won't be in it's physical prime.

If you are able to pay for better trainers, and I don't mean famous because they don't have time, but people with winning records for amateurs then that would be a good investment. Otherwise you are paying for crap and your skill set won't get very far.

If your goal is to fight because you love it, then go for it. You can have some fights and become a winning professional regardless of where you get, then you have as much time as you'd like to put into it. If just might not be highest paying job and there will be crooked deals you may have to deal with.

I've known folks to get into the game late and do well. I have a friend who got into it at age 30, actually for MMA, but he loved boxing more so he's trying to start a career there. He is 35 now (he looks 2, but he has beaten golden gloves and some of the lower level professionals. I do credit his work ethic, but I credit the boxing coach more because he guided him on solid technique so he never learned crap technique.
please refer to my earlier post.thanks for all your advice.

this always gets me...i reckon i'm a late bloomer, honestly the older i get the stronger/ more confident in my skills i feel,i reckon my peak will be late 20's early 30's as per my family history
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:33 AM   #24
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please refer to my earlier post.thanks for all your advice.

this always gets me...i reckon i'm a late bloomer, honestly the older i get the stronger/ more confident in my skills i feel,i reckon my peak will be late 20's early 30's as per my family history
Yeah I wrote that piece while the conversation kept flowing so I wasn't able to read it until after, haha.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:36 AM   #25
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Yeah I wrote that piece while the conversation kept flowing so I wasn't able to read it until after, haha.
thanks dude
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:46 AM   #26
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good pro. doubt it
good amateur, absolutely.
im 20 and starting up again, depends how fast you can learn.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:49 AM   #27
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If you train hard and learn the ins and outs of the skillset and do well in the amateurs then you could do alright. You need to build up allot of amateur background before you think about turning pro otherwise you'll get royally abused. The problem is you're up against other boxers that know so much more about boxing than you do and are conditioned to fight. You're playing serious catch up and if your playing serious catch up with a trainer that isn't much cop then.........

BTW the first time you get smacked in the nose in sparring you might not fancy going back

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I read he was a pro footballer before turning to boxing as a 20yo. Seems like a natural athlete. A better example would be Nate Campbell
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If you train hard and learn the ins and outs of the skillset and do well in the amateurs then you could do alright. You need to build up allot of amateur background before you think about turning pro otherwise you'll get royally abused. The problem is you're up against other boxers that know so much more about boxing than you do and are conditioned to fight. You're playing serious catch up and if your playing serious catch up with a trainer that isn't much cop then.........

BTW the first time you get smacked in the nose in sparring you might not fancy going back



I read he was a pro footballer before turning to boxing as a 20yo. Seems like a natural athlete. A better example would be Nate Campbell
Did I need to match the exact age or are you just being all cuntybollocks today?
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:58 AM   #29
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It is easier at heavyweight where less skill is involved. Giving up a decade in experience to a boxer who has fought since he was a young kid can be a lot to make up for but if you have the talent and the determination, you can make it. It also depends on whether you're thinking of being a multi-division world champion and p4p legend or a boxer who can handle himself in the ring. If your objective is the latter then by all means try it out. Otherwise you may end up being disappointed.

Too many people give up on themselves and their dreams at a relatively young age already.
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Did I need to match the exact age or are you just being all cuntybollocks today?
What do you mean TODAY????
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